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Dee Lincoln’s Story

Dee Lincoln, often referred to as the “Queen of Steaks,” is recognized as a female powerhouse in the male-dominated steakhouse business.

Born on the Fourth of July and raised in New Orleans, Lincoln has garnered local, regional, and national recognition for her many achievements, including the coveted Restaurants and Institutions’ Ivy Award, the winner of which is selected by restaurant industry peers across the country.

Among others, Lincoln also has earned The Texas Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year Award; Savor Dallas‘ Spirit Award; Dallas Business Journal’s Top Women in Business Award; Northwood University’s Distinguished Women Award; and Nation’s Restaurant News’ Fine Dining Award.

Lincoln, Co-Founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, found her humble entrance into the restaurant industry in New Orleans. She then made her way to Dallas where she and partner Dale Wamstad built two very successful locations and soon consolidated to one free standing location. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse was sold in 1995 to a public trading company. Intrigued by CEO Jamie Coulter’s vision, Dee remained with the company as Vice President of Operations, and together, she and Jamie expanded the brand into five cities. Dee went on to expand into three additional cities.

In 2010, Lincoln resigned to launch the Dee Lincoln Brand and with it, Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar, located on the Silver Suite Level of the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium; the first wine and champagne lounge of its kind to be experienced in a sports arena and is still in operation today.

In 2017, Lincoln founded Dee Lincoln Prime, located at the Star (Home of the Dallas Cowboys) in Frisco, Texas. Dee has taken her expertise as a restauranteur and paired it with her love of food, wine, and hospitality to create an upscale steakhouse where the core is Prime Steaks and a big commitment to Fresh Seafood. She added an edge with an exclusive six-seat Omakase Sushi Bar and Dining Room Menu that has taken the Dee Lincoln Experience to another level of fine dining.
In 2020, Dee opened Havana Dee’s Lounge, accessed through a private entrance within Dee Lincoln Prime, offering fine wine, spirits, and cigars.

Dee personally invites you to find out firsthand how she and her amazing team continues to make a mark on the restaurant industry.

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